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  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe is probably 50 years old - Mom made it for us, and now I make it for our kids - they love these bars. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
13 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
42 cookies
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Stir in the molasses and egg. Dissolve the baking soda in warm coffee; stir into the molasses mixture. Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves; Gradually stir into the batter. Mix in raisins. Form dough into 4 long strips lengthwise on the cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheets then cut each strip into 2 inch bars while still warm.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 9.3mg; sodium 129.2mg. Full Nutrition
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